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An Algonquin Canoe Mystery | Clement Lariviere & Lacroix Neveu

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Maniwaki – Algonquin – Lacroix Neveu – Foubert

Carolyn Collins has reason to believe (DNA testing & family artifact) that her ancestor (possibly Mathilde Lacroix) was Algonquin or part Algonquin. Using online information compiled by other researchers I’ve been able to establish that her maternal ancestors’ surnames (Lacroix Neveu & Foubert) do exist as Metis surnames in the Maniwaki area, and that the family has roots in that area. Her complete query and what I found is below.


Carolyn Collins says:

Hi, I am looking for information on a Mathilde Lacroix who married Joseph & or Joachim Lariviere. Mathilde Lacroix is my Great Great Grandmother, I have found records of her and Joseph for the birth and marriages of their children, but no records on their marriage, so I am unable to confirm who her parents were.

I believe that Mathilde is either full or part Algonquin, I had my Father’s DNA tested and he came back 20% Algonquin and my 1st cousin had his DNA tested and it showed he also had 1 allele from the Algonquin in the Maniwaki area. Continue reading

October 25, 2017 Posted by | . | | 18 Comments

Maniwaki I.R. | Algonquin (1911)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations).¬†The companion series ‚ÄstNative/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada ‚Äď Marriage Records¬† ‚Äď contains many of the same surnames as well as others.



1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on each individual surname to reach its listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 



Census Data

Enumeration District 49: Maniwaki Indian Reserve, Wright, Quebec







Bernard  Р Boutin  Р Bracopy

   Brouliard  Р Buckshot



Cayen  Р Chabot 

Chalifoux  Р Challifoux  Р Commondo

Comonda  Р Cote




Dauncee  Р  Decontier



  Jabot  Р Koko




Macgregor  Р Maconnie РMichel

Minass  Р Mitchel  Р Monass




Otjik  Р Ottawa





Steavens Р Stevens 


Tenasco  Р Tenasko


Vanass  Р Vincent



Watogan  Р  Whitduc   Р White




Related Posts

Index: Quebec Census Extracts

Index: The Algonquins In Canadian Census Records

Main Index:  Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Core Index:  First Peoples Genealogy and History


External Links

Enumeration District 49: Maniwaki Indian Reserve, Wright, Quebec (1911)

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg



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Antoine Ascelin & Elizabeth Commandant (Maniwaki) – Parents of Bernard Ascelin (m. Anna Simon) – Descendants

I’m looking for information on Antoine Ascelin(Asselin) who married a native woman named Elizabeth Commandant‚Ķ.I‚Äôve looked everywhere for descendants or any type of information and there is a blank .‚Ķ maybe you have some information you can share with me.¬† Debbie

I had come across this couple as the parents on the marriage records of their sons  Bernard Ascelin and Anna Simon of Maniwaki (Gatineau, Quebec), Joseph Asselin & Madeleine Beaudoin, and Charles Asselin & Celanire Desrivieres as well as their daughter Emilie Asselin who married Francois Desriviers.

Maniwaki native genealogy | Asselin

Index: Native Americans of Quebec & Ontario

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